2018 saw the introduction by Brighton & Hove Pride of the new Pride Cultural Development Fund Artists’ Small Grant Awards where up to £10,000 of Pride’s community fundraising was earmarked for community grants to help artists participate Pride Arts & film programme 2018 and to continue to promote Pride’s diverse programme.
A further £10,000 was granted to Preston Manor and City Parks to improve the planting in the two flower beds at the corners of the Manor facing the Croquet Lawn, install period-appropriate, bow-top fencing around these flower beds to protect them and to deter anti-social behaviour and to install additional CCTV cameras to key points across the rear elevation of the Manor and under the veranda, to monitor an area known to be vulnerable to anti-social behaviour.
Any funding remaining will either contribute to the plans to add orientation signage to the grounds, help produce a new visitor leaflet for the whole site, or contribute towards the repair of the veranda. Funding has also been allocated to improve the Coronation Garden at the north end of Preston Park, one priority being the repair and refurbishment of the shelter on the eastern edge of the garden.
‘Colour My World’ Exhibition
£250 each to:
Agustin Gomez Pozas
Irene ‘Tokini’ Fubara-Manuel
Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca aka Olisam
Small Grants To Artists
£250 each to:
David Sheppeard – The Marlborough
Juno Dawson – The Marlborough
Sussex University DragSoc
Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) @ Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership Centre (BMECP)
‘Colour My World’ Exhibition & Community Open Day
£2,900 to pay for:
Artist Fees: Curation/Workshops/Performances